‘Jersey Boys’ Trailer: Another Broadway Classic Attempts Big Screen Glory

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Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming big screen adaptation of the musical known as Jersey Boys.

I am not sure anyone knew what to think when Clint Eastwood announced his next project would be the adaptation of globally acclaimed musical about The Four Seasons, but witnessing the first footage this evening it’s clear the material is in good hands. The deep blacks and bright lights of the silver screen icon’s more recent directorial work is present here once again, and truth be told it works well to set the tone of a alternative reality where people bursting into musical numbers seems completely normal surprisingly well. I want to ramble more, but let’s get to the footage first:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY0YmsVNq_Q

This looks like the kind of movie the whole family can see, and it’s proobably going to have the top selling soundtrack on iTunes for a month or more as long as the final results don’t somehow become Rock Of Ages set in the sock hop era. I love everything about the trailer, especially the high gloss feel of the entire production. It teeters on surreal at times, and when you’re breaking the fourth wall as much as will be necessary to tell the story of four guys rising from jersey to become music legends that can only be a good thing.

The official synopsis from WB reads:

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.” The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” and many more.

Jersey Boys opens June 20.

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  • XBlueCollarHardcoreX

    I really enjoyed it on broadway. I’ll give it a shot.